Christmas with a three year old has been pretty fun this year! This is the first year that Anna's really been interested in specific things and has talked about Santa coming. All season she's been very cautious about seeing Santa and him coming into our house. She decided she wanted to visit him at his house in our down town area. She was all excited until her turn was next... she was very shy, quickly ran to get his candy cane and ran back to Tim and I. She refused to sit on his lap and made me hold her to get a picture next to him. But... it was improvement from two years ago - no tears. :)
Our family has been very lucky to celebrate Christmas several times over the last couple of weeks, with lots of family and friends. Anna was gifted with lots of fun toys from family and Santa. Daddy and I got her a new twin bed, rug and shelving unit for her "big girl room". With all the focus on Brother lately it was nice to spoil her a bit over the last few weeks.
Christmas looks a lot different this year than I expected it to at the beginning of the year. I thought we'd be celebrating the twins' first Christmas with two little wiggly six month olds, but instead, we hung their stockings to remember them. Although there's still sadness of them not joining us, we are anxiously awaiting the arrival of Brother in less than two months! We have lots to be thankful for this year, despite the challenges we've been faced with.
From our family to yours, we hope you have a very Merry Christmas!